Dove Award-winning Word recording artist Salvador returns April 29 with Aware , the acclaimed Latin/pop band’s eighth recording. Produced by group members Nic Gonzales and Chris Bevins, along with Otto Price (dcTalk, GRITS), Aware features 11 selections exploring themes of thankfulness and selflessness.
Gonzales co-penned nine songs, and Aware also features songwriting credits from Jaci Velasquez, Rick Cua, Don and Lori Chaffer, Sam Mizell and Jason Ingram, among others. Highlights of the album include the title cut, which is also the project’s debut single; the Latin-influenced “Llevame”; the thought-provoking “What Would It Be Like”; as well as “Everybody Needs You,” a duet with Velasquez.
“Our fast-paced lifestyle often causes us to blow past the basics,” Gonzales says. “I think most Christian songs express thanksgiving for the things God gives us, but we wanted to take a different approach to thankfulness. Our heart’s cry is that we would be aware of what is going on around us, that God would create a fundamental change in us so that we would realize that everything that we are is not just about us.”
“It was such a joy and privilege to work with the band on their new record, Aware,” said Price. “I have been a fan for such a long time and to work with a band of this caliber is a career highlight for me. As a band, they have evolved and matured through the years and it’s exciting to see them produce such an amazing piece of work like this one.”
In conjunction with Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming U.S. visit, Salvador has been invited to perform at the Papal Youth Rally on April 19 at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York. The event is expected to draw up to 25,000 people. Known for their show-stopping, improvisational live performances, Salvador is currently appearing across the country, and the group is slated for a European tour later this spring.
Four-time Billboard Latin Music Award nominees, Salvador won the 2004 GMA Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year for Con Poder. In addition to performing at the final Billy Graham Crusade in New York in 2005, the group has also appeared at Promise Keepers, Teen Mania’s Acquire The Fire youth conferences and Franklin Graham Crusades, among other events. Salvador’s radio hits include “Shine,” “Heaven,” “Breathing Life” and “Crucified.”
Aware will be distributed by Word Distribution.
For further information, visit www.salvadorlive.com; www.wordrecords.com or contact Turning Point Media Relations, Inc. at 615-261-1818.
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